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13th Jun '16 1:41:27 PM SSJMagus
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* Saddam International Airport in Baghdad, now called Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) or Al Anbar Airport. And Saddam City, a region/suburb of Baghdad now renamed Sadr City (after the Shia cleric Muhammad Muhammad Sadeq al-Sadr; most of the area's population is Shia). Under UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein, Iraq was arguably the most extreme example of this trope, a role later taken by Turkmenistan.

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* Saddam International Airport in Baghdad, now called Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) or Al Anbar Airport. And Saddam City, a region/suburb of Baghdad now renamed Sadr City (after the Shia cleric Muhammad Muhammad Sadeq al-Sadr; al-Sadr, who was assassinated in 1999 almost certainly by Saddam's orders; most of the area's population is Shia).Shia). This renaming was championed by Sadr's son, Muqtada al-Sadr. Under UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein, Iraq was arguably the most extreme example of this trope, a role later taken by Turkmenistan.
3rd Jun '16 7:37:18 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/WildWildWest'', Dr. Loveless plans to force the US Government to surrender to him and has allied with various foreign powers to return their historical "property" to them in exchange for gold, while keeping most of the Northwest for himself. On his map, this area is called Loveless Land.
3rd Jun '16 12:08:26 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheSquaresOfTheCity'' by Creator/JohnBrunner, the city in question is Vados, built by President Vados as the new capital of his BananaRepublic.
30th May '16 2:18:33 AM Tamfang
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** And from 1949 to 1956, the major port city of Bulgaria, Varna, was named Stalin by the country's communist government.



* Vallejo, California, named for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. The next city south is named Benicia after his wife (though her name was pronounced ben-NEESE-ee-ah and the town is usually called ben-EESH-ah or ben-ISH-ah). That's because they prononunced a Spanish name as if it was English.

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* Vallejo, California, named for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. The next city south is named Benicia after his wife (though her name was pronounced ben-NEESE-ee-ah and wife, though the town pronunciation (originally /be NI si a/) is usually called ben-EESH-ah or ben-ISH-ah). That's because they prononunced a Spanish name as if it was English.anglicized (to /ben I sha/).



* As with other countries where communists took power after WWII, Bulgaria's authorities renamed many towns after local communist figures. The city of Varna was an exception, being named after Stalin. However, to avoid sounding too grandiose, the name couldn't be Stalingrad and instead became Grad Stalin (Town Stalin instead of Stalintown), effectively becoming Polis Ego.

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* As with other countries where communists took power after WWII, Bulgaria's authorities renamed many towns after local communist figures. The city of Varna was an exception, being named after Stalin. However, to avoid sounding too grandiose, the name couldn't be Stalingrad and instead became Grad Stalin (Town Stalin instead of Stalintown), effectively becoming Polis Ego. (Varna got its name back in 1956.)
* Plenty of places around the world are named for someone now forgotten; we don't know anything about Occa, for example, except that he lived by a ford (Oxford).
30th May '16 2:06:43 AM Tamfang
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** Though, to be fair, Galt did not name it. (Midas Mulligan would seem to have naming rights, but he accepted the popular nickname for the valley.)


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* Creator/JackVance's ''Demon Princes'' series opens at Smade's Tavern, on the shore of Smade's Ocean; it's the only building on Smade's Planet.
21st May '16 10:30:25 PM karstovich2
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* Melbourne, Australia, was founded by a man called John Batman. For a while it was called [[AwesomeMcCoolName Batmania]], until it was officially renamed Melbourne in 1836.

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* Melbourne, Australia, was founded by a man called John Batman. For a while it was called [[AwesomeMcCoolName Batmania]], until it was officially renamed Melbourne (after Lord Melbourne, the British Prime Minister of the day) in 1836.
14th May '16 10:32:37 AM alkistisioanna
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** The Roman city built on the same site is in fact an aversion. Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus dubbed his new imperial capital Nova Roma (Latin) or Nea Rhome (Greek), it is just that ''everybody else'' insisted on calling the place Constantine's City and variants of the latter name stuck until the [[IstanbulNotConstantinople 20th century]].

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** The Roman city built on the same site is in fact an aversion. Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus dubbed his new imperial capital Nova Roma (Latin) or Nea Rhome (Greek), it is just that ''everybody else'' insisted on calling the place Constantine's City Constantinople and variants of the latter name stuck until the [[IstanbulNotConstantinople 20th century]].
1st May '16 9:02:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Leopard of ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'', being big enough to contain a city structure within him, takes pride in his city by, for example, naming all the animal species within him after himself. ''Crocodilius leopardus'', anyone?

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* Leopard of ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'', ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace'', being big enough to contain a city structure within him, takes pride in his city by, for example, naming all the animal species within him after himself. ''Crocodilius leopardus'', anyone?
27th Apr '16 8:22:42 PM M84
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* Variant in the ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' story "24 Hours": Bruce convinces a fellow businessman to use the property he was originally planning to sell for a hefty sum to build a community center instead by appealing to the man's ego. The man's face lights up as he envisions a new community center named after him.

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* Variant in the ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' story "24 Hours": Bruce convinces a fellow businessman to use the property he was originally planning to sell for a hefty sum to build a community center instead by appealing to the man's ego. The man's face lights up as ego, pointing out that he envisions a new community center named could name the building after him.himself.
27th Apr '16 8:22:05 PM M84
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* Variant in the ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' story "24 Hours": Bruce convinces a fellow businessman to use the property he was originally planning to sell for a hefty sum to build a community center instead by appealing to the man's ego. The man's face lights up as he envisions a new community center named after him.
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